Dr. Richard Koch, a former army captain whose family refers to him as a human encyclopedia, and Dr. Doug Koch have been filling cavities, installing implants, and straightening teeth for more than two decades. The dental professionals describe themselves as conservative, ensuring that every procedure they do is necessary, instead of yanking out every tooth with spinach clinging to it.
They work in an office that eases anxiety with treatment massage chairs, and offers a toy tower that rewards children who didn’t eat one of the dentist’s fingers. They use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and a soft tissue laser, and they update their equipment every 1–2 years.
Under the steady helm of 25-year dental veteran Dr. Gary Moore, the dedicated smile menders at Stetson Hills Dental craft spectacular mouthscapes with complete Invisalign treatments. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
The staff of Colorado Wellness Spa strives to make their guests feel, quite literally, at home. Their intimate spa, characterized by a warm colors, oriental rugs, and antique wood and leather furniture, is located inside a converted 1891 Victorian home. In a lounge separated by French doors, visitors relax with complimentary snacks and mugs of organic blended teas. On a furnished outdoor patio, they recline on lounge chairs and take dips into a hot tub. The spa's staff members also provide robes, towels, and sandals upon request to induce the calming sensations of falling asleep in a laundry hamper.
The spa's wealth of fruit and herb-inspired treatments put guests even more at ease. Licensed therapists perform nine types of massage such as custom, deep-tissue, and hot stone, along with a signature sagebrush aromatherapy massage, which blends traditional Eastern and Native American healing techniques. Using aromatic essential oils and holistic skin-care products, therapists also drape clients in green tea herbal body wraps, massage their skin with facials, and dip their feet into copper bowls during orange-coconut pedicures. Though small, many of the spa's rooms are designed for side-by-side services such as massages, body treatments, facials, and mani-pedis.
A native of Pusan, South Korea, Dr. David Koo relocated to Los Angeles at age 16 bringing along a work ethic that led him to graduate with a degree in biochemistry and numerous awards from the University of California. From there he went on to earn his DDS degree at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and soon after he enlisted his skills as a General Dental Officer at various military bases across the country. Treating a literal army of patients, Dr. David honed his skills in exodontia and clinical oral surgery during this time, an experience that culminated in his serving as Officer in Charge at a dental clinic of six providers. Today, Dr. David focuses on civilian smiles, beautifying and maintaining mouths of all ages with specialties in family and implant dentistry, as well as oral conscious sedation. His devotion to his patients’ needs can be observed during his thorough consultations, where he carefully discusses their needs and the environmental impact of wooden teeth prior to administering treatment. The office strives to keep patients as comfortable as possible by providing complimentary refreshments in the waiting room, as well as sedation options for those who struggle to keep their anxieties at bay.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.